The season of romance is fast approaching us in the form of Valentine’s Day, and its safe to say thatyou can listen to all of the romantic happy and sad songs on this very day, regardless of your relationship status!
I am sharing some of my favourite romantic songs below. I have chosen all songs that feature in the happy genre of romantic music and I’d love to know if any of these are your favourites too!
Crazy for You – Madonna
Everyone loves a song from Madonna in the 80’s, and my top choice of her most romantic song from that era is the ballad Crazy for You. This song will definitely set the mood for you!
I couldn’t be happier for this week’s New Music Monday, as it features a song from an artist that I have had the pleasure of knowing via social media, for the last 9 years or so. The lady with the melodic and magical voice, Alexa Goddard is back with her brand new single Until You’re Gone.
I first discovered Alexa, around 2011 and I believe this was the time when lots of aspiring singers had taken to YouTube to share their talent and hopefully be recognised by it. I remember being in awe of Alexa’s voice and there is something about her vocals that will always remind me of iconic singer Mariah Carey.
Are you looking for a job where you’re the centre of attention? The Master of Requests is a unique role in London, which embodies everything that The Piano Works stands for: Dance, Song requests and Non-stop live music.
The Master of Requests will become a key part of the late night venues floor team and will be the point of contact between musicians and guests.
Drew Baker Creative Director says “We employ 70 musicians and we now need a big personality to act as the messenger between our guests and the stage. Each night our band we will play 90 songs and receive over 400 requests we need someone with a huge musical knowledge to curate the repertoire. This role truly is every music fans dream job.”
Since the end of November, I have been choosing my favourite songs which are from famous movie soundtracks. I have shared my thoughts about why I love I Have Nothing from The Bodyguard, I’ve Had The Time of My Life from Dirty Dancing and now for January, I have chosen Love is All Around which is by Wet Wet Wet and is from the 90’s cult film Four Weddings and a Funeral.
The main reason why I have chosen this song is not only because I love listening to it so much (even today), but it was one of the first pop songs that I ever learnt to play on the piano. It spent a ridiculous amount of time at number one in the charts and the band are famous for asking it to be removed as they got fed up of hearing it played everywhere!
Star of Game of Thrones and Netflix Sex Education Hannah Waddingham is the latest principal cast member to be annouced for a star-studded charity gala performance of Boublil And Schönberg’s The Pirate Queen at The London Coliseum on Sunday 23 February, 2020.
Waddinghams 20-year theatre highlights include Kiss Me Kate, A Little Night Music, Monty Python’s Spamalot and The Wizard of Oz). She will take on the role of Queen Elizabeth I and will join the previously announced Rachel Tucker (Olivier nominee for Come From Away, Wicked), Britain’s Got Talent winner Jai McDowall and Matthew Pagan from Collabro.
The one thing I love about social media, is how it has the ability to connect you with artists from all over the world.
I recently decided to open a dedicated twitter account for my blog (follow at jemgirlatpiano) and the first artist to connect with me there is multi-platinum record producer/hit mix engineer BiG JooN. Below, he tells his story of how he creates his song mixes and why…” to “Below, he tells his story of how he engineers artists’ songs and why.
LONDON / TORONTO, 7 JANUARY 2020 – Bluesound, the premium audio brand and MQA, the pioneering music technology company, are teaming up with two influential music organisations, Jazz re:freshed and British Underground, to present “The Master Sessions.” The Master Sessions is a series of live concerts, streamed in real time using MQA sound, to over 100 audio retailers around the world through Bluesound’s premium hi-res audio players. Music fans will be invited to share in a live audio experience like no other, featuring some of the UK’s leading jazz acts performing from renowned studio locations. To mark the campaign launch, a dedicated microsite TheMasterSessions.com has been published with full details on the participants and activities.
Majella Yorston is delighted to announce the release of her long-awaited new EP Majella featuring a selection of her personal favourite Country music songs. Favourites such as Dixie Road, Majella’s first single release, written by Don Goodman, Mary Ann Kennedy and Pam Rose. Recorded by Lee Greenwood. It went to number 1 in America in 1985; You’re My Best Friend written by Wayland Holyfield and recorded by American country music star Don Williams. The song was the second No 1 hit for Don Williams on the Billboard Hot Country Singles Chart reaching No 1 in 1975 and also reaching the UK Top 40; and Half of My Mistakes written by Radney Foster and Bobby Houck. The song was inspired by the words of Benjamin Disraeli the British Prime Minister 1868 and 1874.
“I’m inspired by songs which tell stories and the best songs for this have roots in Country and Folk music” Majella said. “Most of them are already familiar to many and I hope that by introducing them to a new, younger demographic, they’ll find new fans too.”
Majella is that rare breed of talent that was born into an Irish family, with roots in County Derry, Northern Ireland where music was an important part of family life. The family formed a band and subsequently performed under the name of Majella and the Derry Airs.
14 February 2020 – Eddie ‘Tan-Tan’ Thornton releases his Fur Elise (single), one of Beethoven’s popular pieces, taken from the forthcoming “The Reggae & Ska Nostalgia Album” on Handspun Records. 2020 marks the 250th anniversary of the birth of Beethoven.
Fur Elise (Single) taken from The Reggae & Ska Nostalgia Album